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Student Senate and the college administration govern all student affairs jointly. The Student Senate is the official governing body and the voice for all students and consists of members who conduct elections, appoint student all-college committee members and advocate for student needs and concerns.

The college policy on Student Involvement in Decision Making outlines how the Student Senate plays a role in college governance.

  • Constitution 2012
    RATIFIED: 04/10/2017

    Anoka-Ramsey Community College

    Cambridge Campus

    Student Senate Constitution


    The Student Senate of Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge Campus (herein ARCC-CC) will work to ensure quality, accessibility, and affordability of higher education, while providing students with representation and leadership development, and facilitating communication within the campus, college, and community.

    Article I. Name and Purpose

    Section A. The name of this organization is: Anoka-Ramsey Community College – Cambridge Campus Student Senate (herein referenced as CSS) .

    Section B. The Campus Student Senate shall be the Campus Student Association as defined by Minnesota State Board Policy Chapter 2, Section 1.

    Section C. The purpose of the CSS shall be to:
    1) Advocate for students, and represent the student body and affiliated organizations regarding matters of student concern;
    2) Represent students in the internal administration of the College, including, but not limited to student activities, hiring, college facilities, budgetary and fiscal matters, and policy development;
    3) Provide a means for establishing and maintaining working relationships between staff, administration, and faculty;
    4) Promote leadership and citizenship throughout the student body;
    5) Protect and promote academic and social policies that will assist with development of each student;
    6) Promote student participation in college activities;
    7) Recommend the chartering of students’ clubs and organizations for approval by the College President;
    8) Collaborate with and provide guidance to student clubs and organizations;
    9) Review requests and allocate funds to student clubs and organizations;
    10) Promote student advocacy at the National and State Government levels
    11) Promote involvement within the community around the College.


    Article II. Membership

    Section A. Types of Membership:
    Subsection i. The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Director of Public Relations, and Director of Technology.

    Subsection ii. Senators shall consist of students who meet the requirements set in Section B below. All Senators present or proxied at a meeting of the CSS shall have 1 vote.

    Subsection iii. Senators-at-Large shall consist of students interested in involvement who do not otherwise meet the attendance requirements of a voting Senator.

    Section B. Minimum qualifications:
    Subsection i. Membership in the CSS is open to all students with no discrimination regarding race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender, or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law.

    Subsection ii. Membership is open to currently enrolled students, with no less than one (1) credit, who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

    Subsection iii. Students interested in membership must attend two (2) consecutive CSS meetings and submit an application form that includes a signed waiver granting permission for the CSS Advisor to verify eligibility as described in Subsection ii.

    Subsection iv. Must be inducted by a simple majority vote.

    Section C. The responsibilities of members are to include:
    Subsection i. Vote on issues brought before the CSS.

    Subsection ii. Maintain open and friendly communications with the college community.

    Subsection iii. Be a positive role model for other students.

    Subsection iv. Be active on at least one CSS committee, as needed.

    Section D. Senators:
    Subsection i. All Senators must attend regularly scheduled meetings and shall not have more than two (2) consecutive, unexcused absences at the discretion of the student senate president.
    1. If a Senator is more than ten (10) minutes late to a meeting, without prior notification, it is considered one-half (½) of an absence.

    Subsection ii. Senators shall not have more than three (3) consecutive absences, excused or unexcused, at the discretion of the executive board.

    Subsection iii. In the event that a member does not meet the attendance requirements, their status, may be automatically changed to a Senator-At-Large for the remainder of the current semester by following the procedure outlined here.
    1. Senators who miss two consecutive unexcused meetings must be notified in writing of their pending status change to Senator-At-Large by the Secretary and must attend the next CSS meeting to retain full Senator status.
    2. Senators who miss four (4) meetings for any reason must be notified in writing of their pending status change to Senator-At-Large by the Secretary and must attend the next CSS meeting to retain full Senator status.
    3. If a Senator does not attend a meeting after being informed of their pending status change, the Secretary shall immediately change their status to Senator-At-Large.
    4. Exceptions may be made by a 2/3 vote of the CSS at any scheduled meeting.

    Section E. Senators-At-Large:

    Subsection i. May be elected when there is a member or prospective member who, for whatever reason, cannot attend the regularly scheduled CSS meetings.

    Subsection ii. The CSS may at any time, by majority vote, elect an At-Large Representative.

    Subsection iii. Once elected, each has one (1) vote (when present) that cannot be proxied.

    Subsection iv. Will not consist of more than ten (10) students at a time.

    Subsection v. At-Large CSS members may not hold Executive Board positions.

    Subsection vi. Must meet requirements of Section B, above, with the exception of meeting attendance.

    Subsection vii. Senators-At-Large wishing to obtain full Senator status may petition the full Senate for this change after attending three (3) consecutive meetings. This petition must be made in writing to the Advisor or a member of the Executive Board.

    Section F. Minnesota State College Student Association, herein referenced as MSCSA
    Subsection i. Any Student that is a member of the MSCSA Board is an ex-officio member of the CSS.

    Article III. Structure of Organization

    Section A. All powers of the CSS are delegated to it by the College Administration. Therefore, the College President has the right to veto any act of the CSS or to remove any powers held by the CSS.

    Section B. The CSS shall have an Advisor approved by the College President after consultation with the CSS.

    Section C. The CSS shall have officers that are elected annually by members to form the executive board.

    Section D. Executive Board:

    Subsection i. The Executive Board shall include the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Director of Public Relations, and Director of Technology.

    Subsection ii. The Executive Board is responsible for all CSS daily activities and minor concerns. They may not authorize the expenditure of funds or make decisions for the CSS as a whole, but may recommend actions for the CSS.

    Subsection iii. The Executive Board is responsible for the interpretation of the Constitution.

    Subsection iv. The Executive Board shall be chaired by the President.

    Section E. Any three (3) members of the executive board, acting together, shall have the same authority as the president to express the opinion of the CSS.

    Section F. Membership of the CSS shall be limited to thirty (30) members or one (1) percent of the student body full-time-equivalency (FTE), whichever is greater; and shall include the Executive Board.

    Section G. The CSS shall be associated with the MSCSA in accordance with the MSCSA constitution.

    Section H. CSS members that hold an executive board position within the MSCSA may not be elected or appointed to an executive position within the CSS.

    Article IV. Nomination, Election, and Vacancy of Officers

    Section A. No CSS member may hold more than one (1) elected executive office in student senate at any given time.

    Section B. A member of the Executive Board may temporarily be appointed to fill an empty Executive Board position until another Senator steps forward to fill the position.

    Section C. Any member may hold one office for no more than four (4) full semesters. Any service within said office during a semester shall constitute a full semester.

    Section D. Terms of Office:

    Subsection i. The term of office for any executive board member shall end on June 30th, unless called upon by the President.

    Subsection ii. The term of office for any student representative shall end on June 30th.

    Subsection iii. A student CSS member will be continued if they are present for the next scheduled meeting after June 30th.

    Section E. Vote Tabulation:
    Subsection i. The CSS Advisor and at least one (1) student not running for office appointed by the CSS President shall form an election committee in charge of running the elections by:
    1) the tabulation of ballots in all elections.
    2) hearing any complaints about unfairness in any aspect of the elections.

    Subsection ii. If the CSS advisor is not available, the president shall appoint a person to assist with the tabulation of the ballots.

    Subsection iii. Immediately upon tabulation, the President shall notify the CSS, and subsequently the student body, faculty, and administration, of the election outcome.

    Section F. Spring Elections:
    Subsection i. The offices of the President and Vice President shall be elected by the student body during the spring semester of each school year before the MSCSA Spring General Assembly.

    Subsection ii. Any student intending to enroll for at least three (3) credits for the upcoming year may apply for a ballot on the voting ticket.

    Subsection iii. Candidates applying for either position must submit a letter of intent to the current CSS at least five (5) business days prior to election date, which shall include:
    1) Name
    2) Office of intent
    3) Qualifications for office
    4) Future plans for CSS
    5) No less than fifteen (15) student signatures and corresponding student/tech IDs indicating support

    Subsection iv. No write-in candidates shall be allowed. Ballots with write-in votes shall not be counted.

    Subsection v. “No confidence” and “abstain” shall be offered as choices on the ballot.

    Subsection vi. No candidates may preside over the voting booth or count the ballots.

    Subsection vii. If deemed necessary, supervision of voters and voting will take place by objective members of staff to ensure that neither ballot tampering or intimidation of voters has taken place. This may include a private, single-voter area being erected for the purpose of privacy.

    Subsection viii. Votes to be tabulated as stated in Section E.

    Subsection ix. Candidate with the most votes shall be declared the winner.

    Subsection x. The winner of the spring election shall take office the following July 1st.

    Section G. Fall Elections:
    Subsection i. Nominees for any Executive Board position must be a current or pending CSS member; there is no limit to the amount of nominees on any one ballot.

    Subsection ii. The Secretary, Director of Public Relations, Treasurer, and Director of Technology shall be nominated and elected by current CSS members during the third CSS meeting of fall semester.

    Subsection iii. Nominations and elections for all executive board positions during the fall elections shall take place in one meeting except in cases of removal, dismissal or no nomination for position.

    Subsection iv. Following a nomination, candidates are required to introduce themselves, state their qualifications, and provide other information regarding their interest in the office.

    Subsection v. The election shall be held by secret ballot or upon discretion of the president, by general consent.

    Subsection vi. “No confidence” and “abstain” shall be offered as choices on the ballot.

    Subsection vii. All Senators in attendance get exactly one (1) vote in each election. No votes can be proxied.

    Subsection viii. Votes to be tabulated as stated in Section E.

    Subsection ix. A candidate is elected by receiving the most votes. In the case of a tie, a second vote between only the tied candidates will be taken, and the president shall act as a tiebreaker. The candidate with the most votes will be sworn into the position.

    Section H. Removal or Resignation:
    Subsection i. In cases of removal or resignation of officers, a special mid-year election is required.

    Subsection ii. This election shall take place no sooner than six (6) days after the resignation or dismissal is effective.

    Subsection iii. In the exception of semester break,the special election shall take place the second meeting after the semester resumes.

    Subsection iv. Mid-year elections shall be conducted as fall elections.

    Subsection v. Failure to meet these criteria may result in removal:
    1) Failing to carry-out his/her membership responsibilities; as specified in Article II, Section C.
    2) Failing to maintain minimum qualifications.
    3) Failing to follow student conduct set forth by Anoka Ramsey Community College.
    4) Tardiness will be recognized by the CSS board and will be addressed accordingly.

    Section I. Succession ( a.k.a. Chain of Command):
    Subsection i. The Vice President shall fill a vacancy in the office of the President until such a time that an election may be performed for the position.

    Subsection ii. The Secretary shall fill a vacancy in the office of the Vice President until such a time that an election may be performed for the position.

    Subsection iii. The Secretary shall fill a vacancy in the office of the President if the office of the Vice President is empty, or the Vice President is unable or declines to fill the position of President until such a time that an election may be performed for the position.

    Subsection iv. In the absence of the Secretary, the President shall appoint a member as interim secretary to take minutes until the position is filled.

    Subsection v. In the absence of the President, Vice President, and Secretary, the CSS Advisor shall chair an election to fill one or more positions before any further business is conducted. The CSS Advisor may appoint one CSS member to assist in the tabulation of the ballots.

    Section J. Campaigning Rules:
    Subsection i. Campaign posters and paraphernalia require approval from the Student Activities Coordinator and shall conform to the college posting policy.

    Subsection ii. There will be a limit of twelve (12) posters per campaign, per candidate.

    Subsection iii. Only four (4) posters may be larger than legal size paper.

    Subsection iv. Candidates may not send out global emails through the campus email network.

    Subsection v. Campaigns may not be funded in part or in whole by student-life funds.

    Subsection vi. Candidates shall remove posters and campaign paraphernalia by no more than 24 hours post election.

    Article V. Duties of Executive Board Officers

    Section A. Requirements of all Executive Board Officers:

    Subsection i. All Executive Board Officers must meet the minimum qualifications for Senators as outlined in Article II Section B. Minimum Qualifications and Article II Section D. Senators.

    Subsection ii. Any Executive Board position must be vacated upon that officer’s status change to Senator-At-Large.

    Subsection iii. All Executive Board Officers must carry at least three (3) credits per semester at ARCC-CC.

    Subsection iv. All Executive Board Officers must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

    Subsection v. All Executive Board Officers must commit at least one (1) hour per week to staffing the CSS office.

    Subsection vi. Any Executive Board Officer cannot be a member of the CSS executive board of any other college, the MSCSA executive board, or the Minnesota State Universities Student Association (herein MSUSA) executive board. You may run for a maximum of two (2) executive board positions, but you must disclose your other executive position to the clubs you are involved in. You may not be president of more than one club. People running for these positions should be mindful of their time commitments.

    Subsection vii. Executive Board members shall hold no powers not specifically outlined in this document unless approved by the full senate at a regular or emergency meeting held for such a purpose.

    Section B. President:
    Subsection i. Responsibilities:
    1) Responsible for the overall organization and operations of the CSS, and for enforcing the constitution.
    2) Preside over regularly scheduled CSS meetings, including Executive Board meetings.
    3) Call and preside over special CSS meetings.
    4) Ensure that motions passed by the CSS are carried out.
    5) Appoint members to fill temporary Executive Board vacancies.
    6) Co-chair the ARCC-CC Campus Activities Board with the Student Activities Coordinator.
    7) Serve as Ex-Officio Chair of all internal committees unless an alternate is appointed by the President or elected by the CSS.
    8) Represent the student body on the College Advisory Committee.
    9) Possess knowledge of MSCSA governing documents.
    10) Be familiar with Minnesota State and ARCC student-related policies.
    11) Represent the CSS and serve as chief delegate at MSCSA events.
    a) If unable to attend MCSA meetings, the President may appoint another member to attend as the CSS delegate.
    12) Maintain regular communication with other community and technical colleges and the MSCSA Executive Board.
    13) Meet weekly with the Student Activities Coordinator.
    14) Orient new members to policies and procedures of the CSS.
    a) Assist other members in any special projects or events.
    15) Prepare meeting agendas for the Secretary three days prior to regular meetings.

    Section C. Vice President:
    Subsection i. Responsibilities:
    1) Shall assist the President in all Presidential duties.
    2) Preside over meetings in the absence of the President.
    3) Advise the CSS concerning matters of parliamentary procedure.
    a) Assist the presiding officer, as requested, on questions of parliamentary procedure as defined by Robert’s Rules of Order.
    b) Assist the presiding officer by keeping track of the order of those wishing to speak, motions, amendments, voting, etc. during meetings.
    c) Be available to meet with the Board at meetings whenever needed, as assigned by the President.
    d) Assist with the coordination of motions and resolutions as requested.
    4) Shall organize and chair the following working document committees as necessary:
    a) Constitution Committee
    b) Platform Committee.
    5) Assist the President in maintaining the organization of CSS and in handling the internal affairs of the CSS.
    6) Assist other members in any special projects or events.

    Section D. Secretary:
    Subsection i. Responsibilities:
    1) Shall distribute CSS meeting agendas.
    2) Shall notify the Students of ARCC-CC of actions taken by the CSS, issues, and meetings in coordination with the Director of Public relations.
    3) Shall maintain accurate historical records of CSS, including agendas, meeting minutes, Constitution and Bylaws, CSS membership rosters, etc.
    4) Shall assist the CSS Advisor in verifying that all members meet the membership requirements.
    5) Shall update the Constitution and Bylaws with amendments.
    6) Shall record meetings minutes.
    7) Shall distribute minutes to interested students, faculty, and administration prior to the next scheduled meeting.
    8) Shall ensure that each member of the Executive Board has a current copy of the Constitution.
    9) Shall keep an accurate senate member roster, and report on additions, subtractions and status changes at each regular meeting.
    10) Shall take roll-call votes.
    11) Shall update policy manual as required.
    12) Shall post the CSS documents on both the Student Senate Bulletin board(s) as well as work with the CSS Adviser to post documents electronically, including:
    a) Meeting Agendas at least one (1) business day prior to the meeting
    b) Meeting Minutes at least one (1) business day prior to the next meeting

    Section E. Director of Public Relations
    Subsection i. Responsibilities
    1) Shall promote the CSS to the campus and recruit new members.
    2) Shall distribute, as appropriate, mass communication noting concerns and positions of CSS on key issues.
    3) Shall submit publicity for CSS sponsored events to appropriate parties (student newspaper, local media, electronic displays, etc.)
    4) Shall maintain contact with the MSCSA platform committee and the Metro North Regional Member thereof.
    5) Shall maintain contact with the MSCSA Government Relations Association.
    a) Promote MSCSA Rally Days on campus.
    6) Shall Chair the Legislative Committee, if established.
    7) Shall administer CSS’s Facebook group.
    a) Assist clubs with promotion when requested.
    b) Keep the CSS members knowledgeable about proceedings within the CSS.
    8) Shall notify the students of ARCC-CC of actions taken by the CSS, issues, and meetings in coordination with the secretary.

    Section F. Treasurer:
    Subsection i. Responsibilities:
    1) Shall administer and maintain accurate records of all budgets funded through Student Life fees.
    2) Shall report to the Student Senate and its Executive Committee on the Government and related budgets.
    3) Shall serve as the Cambridge Campus student representative to the ARCC Budget Committee.
    4) Shall assist the President when actions taken by Student Senate involve the expenditure or transfer of funds, and shall ensure that proper procedures are followed to carry out the intentions of the Government.
    5) Shall chair the Student Senate Finance Committee, if established.
    a) Serves as the primary Student Senate contact with the Business Office on budget issues.
    6) Shall be in charge of filling out internal requisition forms.

    Section G. Director of Technology:
    Subsection i. Responsibilities:
    1) Shall be a member of the ARCC Cambridge Campus Technology Committee and actively participate in the decision making process for the adjustment of the student technology fees.
    2) Shall maintain CSS website(s), list-serves, email systems, and all related technology business.
    3) Shall maintain CSS website(s), list-serves, email systems, and all related technology business.
    4) Shall maintain contact with the MSCSA platform committee and the Metro North Regional Member thereof.
    5) Shall maintain communication with the Information Technology Services.
    a) Shall work to maintain electronic documents.
    i) Shall archive and digitize all papers relative to the CSS’s business as needed.
    6) Shall post meeting minutes and agendas as needed.

    Article VI. Committees

    Section A. The President shall appoint any CSS member to College committees (standing or ad-hoc) with joint representation from student, faculty, staff, and administration of the college.

    Section B. Senators who stand on committees, either of the CSS or the College, are required to attend such committee meetings.

    Section C. CSS standing committees are committees that have indefinite terms and need to be maintained yearly.They include:
    Subsection i. Constitution Committee, chaired by the Vice President

    Subsection ii. Platform Committee, chaired by the Vice President.

    Subsection iii. Legislative Committee, chaired by the Director of Public Relations
    1) Investigate and keep the CSS informed of bills in the state legislature and congress that relate to higher education. Other duties may include but are not limited to:
    a) Maintaining contact with state legislators, city council members, members of Congress, and County Commissioner, who represent the community around ARCC-CC.
    b) Coordinating meetings between members of CSS and state legislators at the MSCSA Advocacy Days.
    2) Arranging Debates between local candidates in election years.

    Section D. All ad-hoc committees formed by a majority vote of the CSS shall be chaired by the President unless an alternate chair is appointed by the President or elected by the CSS.
    Subsection i. Each ad-hoc committee is disbanded at a date set by the CSS.

    Section E. All committees shall provide a verbal report monthly at a regularly scheduled meeting. Written reports shall include, but not be limited to: place, dates of meetings, members, visitors in attendance, and brief summary of each meeting.

    Article VII. Meetings

    Section A. The CSS shall meet once per week during fall and spring semesters, excluding finals week and spring break, or at the call of the President during summer session.

    Section B. Emergency Meetings:
    Subsection i. The President, a majority of Senators, or a group of fifty (50) students may call an emergency meeting in order to deal with crucial issues as they arise.

    Subsection ii. Emergency meetings shall not take the place of regularly scheduled meetings.

    Subsection iii. Twenty-four (24) hours notice must be given for such meetings, and the agenda must be posted twenty-four (24) hours in advance.

    Section C. Any CSS member, College administrator, faculty member, staff member, or registered student may submit an item to the agenda within one (1) hour of regularly scheduled meetings.

    Section D. All meetings are subject to Robert's Rules of Order, current edition.

    Section E. The President shall chair CSS meetings. In the event of vacancies or absences, the temporary chair shall be (in this order): the Vice President, Secretary, allocated by the CSS advisor.

    Section F. Attendance:

    Subsection i. CSS members are required to attend all regularly scheduled meetings.

    Subsection ii. A member will not be considered in attendance if they do not stay for 30 minutes or ½ of the meeting whichever is less.

    Subsection iii. A member is required to notify the Secretary or President in advance of an absence.

    Subsection iv. A member of the Executive Board who plans to be absent must submit their Executive Board Report to the President or Vice President before the meeting.

    Subsection v. Failure to notify in advance and/or submit a report shall result in an unexcused absence.

    Section G. All meetings are open to all interested parties; The President must grant the floor to anyone wishing to speak, with the ability of the president to place a reasonable time limit.

    Section H. Filibusters are not allowed in CSS meetings.

    Section I. The CSS, by two-thirds (2/3) vote, may remove anyone from the room who is disturbing order and otherwise disturbing the flow of the meeting.

    Section J. The CSS, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote, may order to discuss a sensitive or private issue. Only CSS members and the CSS Advisor may be in attendance for said issue.

    Section K. Layout:
    Subsection i. The order of business shall be:
    1) Call to Order
    2) Roll Call and Establishment of Quorum
    3) Approval of the Agenda
    4) Approval of the Minutes
    5) Student Open Floor and Guest Speakers
    6) Executive Board Reports
    7) Advisor Report
    8) Committee Reports
    9) Unfinished Business
    10) New Business
    11) Announcements
    12) Adjournment

    Subsection ii. The President or meeting chairperson may use discretion in deviating from above order of business as may be necessary for any individual meeting.

    Article VIII. Clubs and Organizations

    Section A. Student groups seeking official club or organization status must meet the following requirements:

    Subsection i. Must have no discrimination regarding race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender, membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law.

    Subsection ii. Ensure that the club’s purpose will benefit students and the College.

    Subsection iii. Secure a faculty or staff advisor, approved by the Student Activities Coordinator and the Dean of Student Life.

    Subsection iv. Submit a proposed written constitution to the CSS. If the proposed club is affiliated with a state or national organization, the affiliated constitution and the terms of affiliation must also be submitted.

    Subsection v. Submit a roster of active student-members and student/tech IDs, ensuring the minimum membership is at least five (5) members.

    Subsection vi. Approval of the charter requires a two thirds (2/3) majority vote of the CSS.

    Subsection vii. A pre-term calendar of events and financial/budget statement must also be presented to the CSS.

    Section B. Responsibilities of clubs and organizations include:

    Subsection i. Maintain at least five (5) active student members at all times. Each member must be registered with the CSS, and be a registered student of the campus with at least one (1) credit.

    Subsection ii. Submit revisions and or amendments to the club Constitution and Bylaws as needed.

    Subsection iii. Submit the pre-term calendar of events and financial/budget statement to the CSS annually.

    Subsection iv. All clubs and organization members that receive approval for travel must agree and sign the Student Travel Responsibility Contract and return it to the Student Activities Coordinator.

    Section C. CSS responsibilities in regard to clubs and organizations include:
    Subsection i. The CSS considers requests for provisional and official club status and recommends action to the College President. The College President shall have final authority to approve or deny all charters.

    Subsection ii. The CSS shall have the right to inspect all books, records, and activities of clubs to review operations and to determine that clubs are operating within their stated purpose.

    Subsection iii. The CSS shall have the privilege of calling presiding officers or other duly constituted members of the clubs for consultation when considering matters of concern to these organizations.

    Subsection iv. The CSS may suspend or place on probation clubs and organizations that are determined, by means of a hearing, to be in violation of the CSS rules or of their charter.

    Subsection v. The CSS, by two-thirds (2/3) vote, may revoke the charter and official club status of any club or organization which fails to abide by its stated purpose, responsibilities or overall requirements of the College. Prior to revocation, club members shall be granted an opportunity to speak on behalf of the club.

    Section D. Each group, club and/or organization must have one student representative who will meet with the Campus Activity Board to discuss upcoming events or other pertinent business.

    Section E. One student representative of each club/group/organization that receives student life funds should attend one CSS meeting a semester and should report their club activity.

    Section F. Revising old charters. Each group, club, and/or organization shall submit updated charters/constitutions to be approved according to the same CSS requirements in the fall of each year.

    Article IX. Discipline

    Section A. Any CSS member found in violation of the Student Conduct Code or illegal behavior shall be removed from the CSS immediately by the CSS advisor.

    Section B. Any CSS member is subject to removal for:
    Subsection i. Failing to maintain the minimum qualifications stated in Article II, Section A (as determined by the Student Senate Advisor).

    Subsection ii. Failing to carry out his/her membership responsibilities.

    Subsection iii. Behaving in a manner deemed unfit by the CSS.

    Subsection iv. Missing two (2) consecutive meetings unexcused (see Article II, Section C., Subsection v.).

    Subsection v. A meeting absence will be considered excused as long as the President or Secretary is notified in advance that the Senator cannot be in attendance.

    Section C. With the exception of immediate removal due to a Student Conduct violation or other illegal/unethical behavior, a two-thirds (2/3) vote is necessary to remove a member from CSS. To the extent possible, the member being considered for removal shall be given an opportunity to speak on his/her own behalf.

    Article X. Dormancy and Method of Dissolution

    Section A. In the event the CSS becomes dormant, the CSS Advisor shall set a meeting and notify all Representatives.

    Section B. The ARCC-CC CSS may be dissolved by one (1) or more of the following methods:
    1) By a two-thirds (⅔) vote of the student body
    2) Closing of the college.

    Article XI. Amendment

    Section A. Suggestions to amend the Constitution may be made in the following manners
    Subsection i. Any administrative staff of the college may submit a proposed amendment to the appropriate committee.
    Subsection i. Any Senator may submit a proposed amendment to the Constitution committee for consideration.

    Subsection ii. Any student may submit a proposed amendment to the CSS, if a petition supporting the amendment has signatures of seventy-five (75) students, or five (5%) percent of the student body full-year enrollment (FYE), whichever is fewer.

    Subsection iii. A proposed amendment must be presented to the CSS at least one meeting prior to the vote on the amendment.

    Section B. Amendment Requirements:
    Subsection i. The Constitution shall be amended by two thirds (2/3) vote of the CSS.

    Section C. Ratification:
    Subsection i. Amendments to the Constitution, when ratified, take effect 1 week after being posted in two places (Online, on the ARCC website, and in the Student Life Activities Center) by the Secretary.

    Subsection ii. Any major amendment made to this document shall be listed in Article XIII. Revision History.

    Section D. This document may be suspended, as a whole or in part, temporarily by a two thirds (2/3) vote.

    Article XII. Revision History

    Section A. Revisions made 2009
    Subsection i. Bylaws became part of the constitution again.

    Subsection ii. Article X, Section 2 & Added Subsection v.

    Subsection iii. Article IV. Section 4 & Section 7 & Article VIII Section 2 & Section 6
    1) Broken up into subsections
    2) Parliamentarian and Director of Finance job descriptions added.

    Section B. Revisions made Dec. 2009
    Subsection i. Article V. Job descriptions were modified.

    Section C. Revisions made April 2012
    Subsection i. Article V. Section B, C, D, E, F, and G.
    1) Job descriptions were modified.

    Section D. Revisions made April 2013
    1) Added Director of student Club Affairs.
    2) Made changes to Article V subsection vi.
    3) Revised whole constitution.
    4) Made grammatical changes.

    Section E. Revisions made April 2015
    1) Grammatical Changes made.
    2) Changed names of the Student Government to Senate, as well as officer names.
    3) Changed GPA from 2.0 to 2.5.

    Section F.
    1) Made grammatical changes.
    2) General Formatting.
    3) Revised Preamble.
    4) Added “gender” to Article II Section B Subsection i
    a) Article VIII Section A Subsection i
    5) Article II Section B Subsection i, added point 1.
    6) Resized all font to 12 font, excluding the article headings

    Section G. Revisions Made April 10, 2017
    1) Changed the GPA requirement of 2.5 to 2.0

  • Cambridge Student Senate meetings are held:

    12:30 to 1:25 pm


    All students are encouraged to attend!

  • These students from Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge campus volunteer their efforts and time to make Student Senate work.


    President, Axel Kylander
    Vice President, Nikolas Manasil
    Secretary, Sam Miller
    Treasurer, Matt Walters
    Director of Public Relations, Allison Groshens
    LeadMN Liaison, Logan Peterson


    Asher Ward (Student-At-Large)
    Stephanie Kane (Student-At-Large)
    Kelsey Boden
    Travis Nelson
    Crystal Degleman
    Angela Krieger

  • Coon Rapids Student Senate meetings are held:

    11 am to noon
    Riverview Room (SC200)
    Sept 24, Oct 8 & 29, Nov 5 & 26, Dec 3

    All students are encouraged to attend! Feel free to stop in and see what it is about, a commitment is not required. Also make note that you can arrive and stay as long as you can or wish, however we would prefer you stay until the end of the meeting if possible. 

    Minutes 4-15-19
    Minutes 4-08-19
    Minutes 4-01-19
    Minutes 3-25-19

    Agenda 4-29-19
    Agenda 4-22-19
    Agenda 4-15-19
    Agenda 4-08-19

  • The students from Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids campus volunteer their efforts and time to make Student Senate work.

    Executive Board

    President, Josh Reiten
    Vice President, Elizabeth Soria
    Communications Director, David Lasker
    Public Relations Coordinator, Norkhadijah Lindgren


    Musawwar Alvi

    Lily Sperlich

    Luke Clausen

    Faisal Alfahad

    Isaac Oribamise

    Scott Petty

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